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Services to the Discipline and Profession
Leadership in Research and Professional Organizations
Services to the University and Department
Services to the International Community
Membership in Academic and Professional Associations
Professional Development and Training

Services to the Discipline and Profession

Peer Reviewer of Proposals and Publications for Research Bodies & Grant Institutions

  1. National Science Foundation (NSF), USA [CAREER, Regular, and DDRI Grants]
  2. National Geographic Society (NGS), USA
  3. Fulbright Fund, Department of State, USA
  4. Social Science Research Council (SSRC), USA
  5. Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), Canada
  6. International Development Research Council (IDRC), Canada
  7. Jacques May Thesis Prize, Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, Association of American Geographers (AAG), USA
  8. CRDF Global (USA)
  9. Global Gender and Climate Alliance (GGCA)
  10. Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), UK
  11. Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), UK
  12. Leverhulme Trust, UK
  13. Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA), UK
  14. Netherlands Foundation for Science for Global Development (WOTRO), Netherlands
  15. Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Netherlands
  16. Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), Switzerland
  17. International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Sri Lanka
  18. Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN), Bangladesh

Editorial Boards of International Journals

  1. Dialogues in Human Geography
  2. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies
  3. Gender, Place and Culture
  4. The Geographical Journal
  5. Climate and Development
  6. Policy Studies
  7. AAG Review of Books
  8. World Development Perspectives

Editorial Roles in International Journals

  1. Sultana, F. 2014, Invited guest editor for the journal SAGE Open
  2. Budds, J. and F. Sultana, 2013, Guest Editor for Special Issue on ‘Exploring Political Ecologies of Water and Development’ in Environment and Planning D: Society and Space [Special Issue contains 5 peer-reviewed articles]
  3. O’Reilly, K., S. Halvorson, F. Sultana, and N. Laurie, 2009, Guest Editor for Special Issue on ‘Gender Geographies of Water’ in Gender, Place, and Culture [Special Issue contains 6 peer-reviewed articles]
  4. Cahill, C., F. Sultana, and R. Pain, 2007, Guest Editor for Special Issue on ‘Participatory Ethics’ in ACME: An International E-Journal for Critical Geographies. [Special Issue contains 10 peer-reviewed articles]

Peer Reviewer of Manuscripts for International Journals

ACME; Annals of the Association of American Geographers; Antipode; Applied Geography; Area; City, Culture and Society; Climate and Development; Cultural Anthropology; Development and Change; Emotion, Space and Society; Environment and Planning A; Environment and Planning C; Environment and Planning D: Space & Society; Environment and Society; Environmental Conservation; Environmental Hazards; Feminist Economics; Geoforum; Geografiska Annaler B; Geography Compass; Geographical Review; GeoJournal; Gender, Place and Culture; Global Environmental Change; International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction; International Journal of Public Administration; International Journal of River Basin Management; International Journal of Urban and Regional Research; Journal of Geography and Regional Planning; Journal of International Development; Landscape and Urban Planning; Oxford Development Studies; Political and Legal Anthropology Review; Progress in Human Geography; Progress in Development Studies; Sage Open; Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography; Society and Natural Resources; Sociological Research Online; The Geographical Journal; The Professional Geographer; Third World Quarterly; Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers; Urban Geography; Water Alternatives; Water Research; Weather, Climate and Society; Women’s Studies International Forum

Book Manuscript Reviewer for Publishers

Berghahn Books; Bloomsbury; Cambridge University Press; Earthscan; Guilford Press; I.B. Tauris; Polity Press; Routledge Publications; Rowman and Littlefield; Sage Publications; Scholastic Books; University of British Columbia Press; University of Minnesota Press; Yale University Press

Leadership in Research and Professional Organizations

  1. Member, Technical Advisory Group, Global Environmental Facility (GEF-8), United Nations (2021-present)
  2. Member, Advisory Board, Stockholm Environmental Institute (2022-present)  
  3. Member, Climate Action Task Force, American Association of Geographers (AAG) (2021-present)
  4. Member, Climate Social Science Network (CSSN), USA (2020-present)
  5. Advisor, Rowan Institute (2019-present)
  6. Senior Personnel, Building a Community of Practice for Household Water Insecurity (HWISE) Research Coordination Netwrok, NSF Grant (2018-2023)
  7. Management Steering Committee Member, International WaTeRS (Water Related Training Education and Research in the Global South) Network (2014-2016)
  8. Member, Validation Committee, Katerva Awards (2014-2018)
  9. Member, National Screening Committee, US Fulbright Program, Department of State (2013-2014)
  10. Member, International Research and Scholarly Exchange Committee, Association of American Geographers (2013-2015)
  11. Chair, Development Geographies Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers (2013-2015)
  12. Scientific Panel Member, United Nations International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU), International Geographical Union (IGU) (2011-2017)
  13. Vice-Chair, Development Geographies Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers (2011-2013)
  14. Director, Development Geographies Specialty Group, American Association of Geographers (2009-2011)
  15. Co-Founder and Co-Moderator, Water Forum (International E-discussion Group) (2006-present)
  16. Founding Committee Member, Participatory Geographies Research Group, Institute of British Geographers (2005-present)

Services to the University and Department

Syracuse University, USA

  1. Member, Colloquium Committee, Department of Geography & the Environment (2023-present)
  2. Member, Tenure Mentoring Committee, Department of Geography & the Environment (2021-2023)
  3. Member, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Geography & the Environment (2021)
  4. Member, Maxwell Faculty Council Equity Committee, Maxwell School, Syracuse University (2020-present)
  5. Member, Chair’s Advisory Committee, Department of Geography & the Environment (2020-2022)
  6. Member, Faculty of Color Committee, Maxwell School, Syracuse University (2019-present)
  7. Member, Undergraduate Committee, Department of Geography & the Environment (2018-2021)
  8. Research Director for Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflicts and Collaboration (PARCC), Maxwell School (2106-present)
  9. Faculty Advisor, Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG), Geography Department (2015-present)
  10. Faculty Leader, Climate Change Working Group, PARCC, Maxwell School (2014-present)
  11. Member, Steering Committee for the 100th Anniversary of the Maxwell School, Maxwell School (2014)
  12. Member, Organizing Committee for International Women’s Day, International Relations Program (2014)
  13. Advisory Board, South Asia Center, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs (2012-2013)
  14. Maxwell Faculty Council, Maxwell School (2012-2013)
  15. University Lecture event planning and hosting (Maude Barlow), Vice-Chancellor’s Office (2011)
  16. EnvGeo Listserv creator and moderator, Geography Department (Spring 2010-present)
  17. Member, Democratizing Knowledge Collective (2010-present)
  18. Maxwell Dean Search Committee, Maxwell School (2010-2011) [Appointed as the junior faculty member]
  19. Member, Clean Water Initiative Task Force, College of Arts and Sciences (2010)
  20. University Lecture event planning and hosting (Muhammad Yunus), Vice-Chancellor’s Office (2010)
  21. Member, Executive Education Program Project for India, Maxwell School (2009-2010)
  22. Research Presentation, Faculty Colloquium Series (Fall 2009)
  23. Faculty Welcome Caller, College of Arts and Sciences (Summer 2009)
  24. Discussion Leader, Focus the Nation Teach-In (Spring 2009)
  25. Affiliate Faculty Member of various programs/departments (2008 – present)
  26. Graduate Admissions and Awards Committee, Department of Geography (2008-2011)

King’s College London, UK

  1. Masters Admissions Tutor, Department of Geography (2007-2008)
  2. Member, Hazards and Risks Research Group (2007-2008)
  3. Participant, RAE (Research Assessment Exercise of the UK Higher Education Board) (2007-2008)
  4. Study Abroad Coordinator/International Student Advisor, Department of Geography (2006-2008)
  5. Member, Environment, Politics and Development (EPD) Research Group (2006-2008)
  6. Seminar Coordinator, EPD Research Group (2006-2008)
  7. Webpage Manager, EPD Research Group (2006-2008)

University of Manchester, UK

  1. Member, Society and Environment Research Group (SERG) (2005-2006)

University of Minnesota, USA

  1. Selection Committee Member, Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals (2004)
  2. Mentor, MacArthur Program (2003-2004)
  3. Member, Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG) (2002-2007)
  4. Departmental Representative, Grievance and Harassment Committee (2001-2002, 2003-2004)
  5. Departmental Representative, Council of Graduate Students (1996-1998)

Princeton University, USA

  1. Board Member, Princeton Association of Great Britain (UK) (2006-2008)
  2. Member, Board of Directors, IvyPlus Network (USA) (2002-2004)
  3. Member, Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee (USA) (1997-2004, 2009-present)
  4. Task Force Leader, Princeton Environmental Reform Committee (1994-1995)
  5. President, Vice-President, Consortium of International Student Center Organizations (1994-1996)
  6. High School Mentor, Student Volunteers Council (1994-1996)
  7. Tutor, Princeton University Tutors (1991-1995)

Services to the International Community

and Outreach Activities

  1. Steering Committee Member, HWISE Research Coordination Network (2018-2023)
  2. Member, WaTeRS, Water-related Training and Research in the South (2014-2016)
  3. Member, Climate Adaptation Working Group, Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (2009-2011)
  4. Member, Coordinating Committee, Bangladesh Environment Network (2009-present)
  5. Advisor, Climate Change Panel, Bangladesh Environment Network (2009-present)
  6. Advisor, Water Resources Panel, Bangladesh Environment Network (2009-present)
  7. Advisor, Climate Change Awareness Campaign, Drishtipat (Human Rights in Bangladesh), UK (2008-2009)
  8. Advisor, Open University Documentary Film Production on Air Pollution, UK (2008)
  9. Advisor, Open University Documentary Film Production on Climate Change, UK (2008) [2nd Prize Winner, World Bank International Film Competition, 2009]
  10. Advisory Committee Member, Gender and Water Alliance Bangladesh (2007-present)

Membership in Academic and Professional Associations

American Association of Geographers (AAG); Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers (RGS/IBG); Municipal Services Project (MSP); Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN); International Gender and Water Alliance (GWA); International Gender and Disasters Network (GDN); Wellbeing in Developing Countries (WED); Future of Minority Studies (FMS); 500 Women Scientists

Professional Development and Training

  1. Content Management System, Website Maintenance Training, ICT, Syracuse University, USA (2009)
  2. Content Management System, Website Maintenance Training Course, King’s College London, UK (2006)
  3. Preparing Future Faculty Retreat, Teaching & Learning Services, University of Minnesota, USA (2005)
  4. Graduate Student Professional Development Course, University of Minnesota, USA (2004)
  5. Teaching Assistantship Training Program, University of Minnesota, USA (2002, 2003)
  6. United Nations Development Assistance Framework, UNDP, Bangladesh (2000)
  7. Financial Information Management Systems, UNDP, Bangladesh (1999)
  8. Gender Mainstreaming, UNDP & UNICEF, Bangladesh (1998)
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